Latest bulletin

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JANUARY 2019 Dear friends, Last Friday 25 January, there was a catastrophic tailings dam burst at Brumadinho in Brazil, at an iron ore mine run by Brazilian multinational Vale. Although the environmental damage done seems to be much less than when the Fundao tailings...
The sound and the fury: yet another GCM AGM

The sound and the fury: yet another GCM AGM

Report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network I suspect that GCM Resources management thought that if they held their AGM this year on 28 December, deep in the heart of the Christmas-New Year break, protesters would stay away and they could have a quiet...
Protest against GCM Resources at its AGM on 28 December

Protest against GCM Resources at its AGM on 28 December

Our friends at Phulbari Solidarity Group and Committee to Protect Resources of Bangladesh, UK branch, are planning a protest at the AGM of GCM Resources, which continues lobbying to be allowed to construct a huge opencast coal mine at Phulbari in northwestern...
Breaking free from BHP

Breaking free from BHP

Dear friends, We’ve got a bumper mailout for you this time, with masses of news of our recent involvement in a solidarity visit to communities affected by the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia and London activities in commemoration of the Marikana Massacre in South...
Flogging a Dead Horse: the 2017 GCM Resources AGM

Flogging a Dead Horse: the 2017 GCM Resources AGM

“The overall indication from various departments has not been entirely negative…” Datuk Michael Tang, Executive Chairman, GCM Resources. Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Tuesday 12 December 2017 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London...
GCM Resources at Phulbari: perseverance or perversity?

GCM Resources at Phulbari: perseverance or perversity?

Photo: Phulbari Solidarity Group Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Thursday 15 December 2016 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network GCM Resources has only one active project, the Phulbari coal project: this is a plan for an...
GCM Resources AGM protest, London, Thursday 15 December

GCM Resources AGM protest, London, Thursday 15 December

Thursday 15 December, Action at GCM AGM 10:30–13:00, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ This year marked the tenth anniversary of Phulbari outburst, where three people were shot dead and two hundred injured in a demonstration of 80,000 people in 2006 for opposing plans...
Vedanta's 2016 AGM: evidence, evasion and arguments

Vedanta's 2016 AGM: evidence, evasion and arguments

workers at the Vedanta-controlled Bodai-Daldali bauxite mine in Chhattisgarh, India By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator, with assistance from Richard Harkinson and Rumana Hashem Warning: there follows a pretty exhaustive account of the 2016 Vedanta...